know a reliable brand of external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by videoed, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. videoed macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2009
    hello all,

    i've got some storage issues that need addressing.

    looking to purchase about 20 TB of storage over the next few months.

    interested in minimum of 2 TB, and all in an external style format.

    or maybe at this point i should be thinking something bigger...

    i'm simply archiving video and would like redundancy if possible

    any tips?


  2. davidinva, Aug 22, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011

    davidinva macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
    I've only used Western Digital and have been happy so far. I have a 500GB portable that travels with me and a 1.5 TB that stays on my desk. With your needs, some sort of RAID setup?
  3. itickings macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    You are more or less guaranteed to get recommendations for any existing brand as well as horror stories about the same brands. Most drives will work for a long time, but eventually all drives fail.

    That said, I'm happy with my Western Digital Desktop external drives, a mix of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0TB ones. They have however fairly recently been demoted to carry backups only, as I've migrated to a storage server based on unRAID to provide some level of redundancy.

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